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Views sought on Liverpool spatial plan

Words: Laura Edgar
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Mayor of Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram has launched a consultation on how the area will be planned and developed.

Responses to the Our Places consultation will influence the combined authority’s first spatial development strategy, which will set out the strategic framework for the development and use of land for the next 15 years.

The spatial development strategy will form part of the development plan for the city region’s six local authorities alongside their own local and neighbourhood plans. The policies that make up the strategy will be considered when determining planning applications across the city region.

Rotheram said: “Devolution gives us the opportunity to take decisions closer to home to shape how our city region looks in the future.

“I am launching this consultation so that our spatial development strategy, which will inform how our city region is planned and developed over the next 15 years, reflects the priorities of the people who live and work here.

“This latest consultation exercise is part of our LCR Listens approach, which has seen us consult with more than 2,000 people over the summer as we develop our local industrial strategy.

“There is no statutory requirement for us to consult at this stage of the spatial development strategy but we are committed to ensuring that we understand the 1.6 million people we work for, so that their priorities inform everything we do.”

After receiving all responses, the combined authority said it would review them and, along with any evidence needed, take them into account as it drafts the policies. A draft of the strategy would then be presented to the combined authority followed by a 12-week consultation.

More information on the spatial development strategy can be found on the Liverpool City Region website. 

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